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Overview

At-Ease Veteran Therapy Farming is a program dedicated to increasing veteran participation in agriculture and to encourage therapeutic relief of service-related disabilities such as PTSD, TBI, and much more through farming.

This program has three main goals: 1) to connect veterans wanting to participate in therapeutic farming with farmers and landowners who are willing to allow veterans to use their land, 2) to fund farmland improvements on farms with veteran participation, and 3) to provide therapeutic farming workshops and tours.

This program is possible by the help of Disabled Veterans National Foundation, Daniel Foundation, the National Association of RC&D Councils, and the Alabama Association of RC&D Councils.

At-Ease Farmland Improvement Grants

Through program funds, AMRV RC&D is proud to offer farmland improvement grants for therapeutic farms. To qualify for this grant, you must be 1) located in Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marhsall, or Morgan County, 2) a farm or land owner who is willing to allow veterans to use land for therapeutic farming or 2) a veteran who owns land and is looking to get started in agriculture.

Projects may include but are not limited to hoop houses, fencing, bee keeping equipment, ponds, hydroponics, seeds/plants/saplings, soil preparation and conditioning, start-up livestock and poultry, etc.

Applications are accepted on a continual basis.